LeToya has been cast to play singer Dionne Warwick in an upcoming film about the singer’s life.
Warwick made the announcement today at the Cannes Film Festival. The biopic will be called “Dionne,” and based on her 2010 biography “My Life As I See It.” It will focus on the years 1962 through 1968 and will explain the role British singer Cilla Black (portrayed by Lady Gaga) played in her career and why she was became Warwick’s nemesis. The film will also star Danny Glover and Olympia Dukakis.
“She is perfect and she has exactly the right look,” Warwick told The Hollywood Reporter about LeToya playing her. “She will bring out what is needed for this part.”
LeToya will also record music for the film’s soundtrack.
Warwick is a five-time Grammy winner and the second most charted female vocalist of all time with more 60 songs and selling over 100M records. Her hits include “Walk On By”, “Say a Little Prayer” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”